It takes a special type of person to compete in a marathon and a team of special people to help coordinate one. The planning stages of a major marathon can take months, if not an entire year and communication, are one of the most critical aspects of planning to nail down quickly.
Not only is there a metric ton of foot traffic for any marathon event, but this spectator sport draws large crowds of visitors there to cheer on their favorite runners and to imagine themselves out there on the pavement. Controlling traffic going into the event and the traffic exiting takes an entire village of people working to coordinate their efforts. Push to talk two-way radios make that monumental task much easier to do among staff and officers located in other areas of the event.
Emergencies happen all the time during the course of marathon races. From medical emergencies related to heart conditions, dehydration, and muscle related emergencies from people unaccustomed to such endurance efforts. The ability to coordinate with medical and security staff during emergencies of all kinds can mean the difference between life and death in some situations, and can prevent further complications in the event of non-medical emergencies.
Coordinate with Staff During Race
It takes many moving parts to make a marathon successful. Each marathon event serves as a precursor and advertising opportunity for the next event. That means you want to be able to take pictures at critical points in the race and have someone in place for the grand finale for all participants. This means you need to be able to communicate with photographers and event staff throughout the marathon course, wherever you may be. The long-range of push to talk two-way radios makes that easier than ever before.
Monitor Pre and Post-Marathon Activities
Finally, timing is important in marathons. Being at the right place at the right time makes the job of an event coordinator like this much easier. Using PTT two-way radios to listen to the events as they unfold helps coordinators know where they need to be for the next leg of the day, so they never miss an important moment in the marathon’s events.
The bottom line is that push to talk two-way radios can be instrumental in carrying off a safe, fun event for marathon runners, event coordinators, and spectators alike.
Contact Peak PTT today at 855-600-6161 to discuss incorporating push to talk two-way radios into your event.